Accession Number:

ADA409017

Title:

Effects on SADARM Trajectory Simulations With Local RAOBs and BFM Data for the RDAP/LUT Firings

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Corporate Author:

MIDE TECHNOLOGY CORP MEDFORD MA

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Report Date:

2002-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

56.0

Abstract:

The research described herein was funded by the Office of the Project Manager, Artillery Munitions Systems. The U.S. Army Research Laboratory was tasked to perform meteorological Met analyses of data collected during the Sense and Destroy Armor SADARM Reliability DeterminationAssurance Program RDAP and Limited User Test LUT artillery firings in January and AprilMay, 2000, at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona. Actual SADARM impact data were compared against predicted impacts derived from the general trajectory model Version 3 GTRAJ3 artillery trajectory simulation program a simulator developed by the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development, and Engineering Center that relies heavily on Met data input. Two types of Met data were entered in the GTRAJ3 in order to test which type most accurately represented the real atmosphere. They were measured radio wind sounding rawinsonde balloon observations RAOBs, which are the type of Met data currently used for aiming calculations by Army artillery units, and data generated by a Met forecast model, called the Battlescale Forecast Model BFM.

Subject Categories:

  • Guided Missile Dynamics, Configurations and Control Surfaces

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE